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Alexander Russell RACKSTRAW

Regimental number372
Place of birthToora Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFisherman
AddressPort Welshpool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rackstraw, Port Welshpool, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCourtney's and Steel's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 50), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
73
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Catherine RACKSTRAW. Native of Port Welshpool, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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